Rebuild Beirut

Pope calls for day of prayer, fasting in solidarity with Lebanon

Pope Francis appeals for Lebanon during the General Audience on September 2, 2020 (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters) One month after a massive explosion at a fertilizer storage facility tore through Beirut and reopened Lebanon’s old wounds, Pope Francis expresses his and the Church’s solidarity with the troubled nation and calls for a worldwide [...]

Become a “Friend of Lebanon”

The round circle of water marks the crater left by the explosion. The large building in the middle foreground was not demolished, and to a certain extent, protected the city to the right of that building from a shockwave. A powerful explosion and subsequent shock wave which spread more than six miles killed more [...]